At 9:04 pm, i was sitting on my front porch facing north. suddenly, i saw what seemed to be a shooting star slowly falling many miles northeast. unlike a shooting star, it never faded or left a trail; it remained a solid, glowing, very bright object of the same size. when it disappeared behind a house across the street, i wondered what it was, and even got scared that it could have been some strange glowing weapon (like someone was attacking us) – but settled on it being a shooting star, and started thinking about a wish to make.
a few seconds later, jogging my mind for wishes, i was totally shocked when the same bright object immediately bolted upwards – and then, immediately jetted to the east. i have never seen anything like that before.
i pulled out my phone, opened the camera app, and started recording video. i have 34 seconds, timestamped 9:05 pm, aimed at the spot i saw it happen – but it was too late. it only captured an airplane and helicopter nearby.
this was absolutely, unmistakeably not any of the following:
– a plane
– a helicopter
– a bug
– something in my eye
i am sober, and not sleep-derived. and i’m completely stumped.